Designated REALTORS® hold dues-related responsibilities for the non-member agents who are licensed with their firms. The National Association of REALTORS® dues formula, which ORRA is bound by its charter to enforce, states that a designated REALTOR'S® personal dues must be increased by an amount equal to the annual dues for each non-member the designated REALTOR® allows to be licensed with their firm.
Here's an example of how to calculate the dues of a designated REALTOR® with 10 licensees, seven of whom hold ORRA memberships and three of whom do not:
- Designated REALTOR'S® individual dues - $861
- Designated REALTOR'S® increased assessment based on three non-members ($461 each) - $1,383
- Designated REALTOR'S® dues total - $2,224
The non-member assessment fee must be paid by the designated REALTOR®. NAR policy prohibits ORRA from accepting an assessment fee (including the allocation to Florida REALTORS® and NAR) from a non-member salesperson because he or she is not a member.
Payment of non-member dues assessment does not make a non-member a member.
If a designated REALTOR® does not pay the increased assessment dues for all non-member salespersons with his or her office, the ORRA Board of Directors must suspend the designated REALTOR® until the licensee(s) join ORRA; the designated REALTOR® pays the increased dues assessment; or the designated REALTOR® removes the licensee(s) from his or her office with the DBPR. This removal can be done either via the online process (which is instantaneous) or by submitting a RE 10 form to DBPR (which can take up to 60 days for the change to be posted).
The ORRA Membership Department must be notified of a licensee's departure from the designated REALTOR'S® office by faxing a DBPR screen shot or a RE 10 form. Information must be accurate with the DBPR before changes can be made to ORRA's membership records. The ORRA Membership Department fax number is 407.293.6083.
Important Information Regarding Dues
The membership renewal deadline is 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2016.
Please note that dues paid after 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2016 will be assessed a late fee of $30. Payments not received by 5:00 p.m. EST on November 30, 2016 will be assessed an additional late fee of $60.
Additionally, REALTORS® who have not paid their dues by 5:00 p.m. EST on October 31, 2016 will have their membership privileges (including Supra key service) suspended until dues are paid. Unpaid designated REALTORS® are notified of suspension hearings before the ORRA Board of Directors. (The ORRA Board of Directors holds broker suspension hearings at its November meeting, if necessary.)
REALTORS® licensed with unpaid designated REALTORS® are notified of their own possible suspension should their designated REALTOR® be suspended. Unpaid REALTORS® are automatically assessed a $30 late fee.
The designated REALTORS® of terminated REALTORS® are billed non-member sales person assessments for those individuals if still licensed with the designated REALTOR® with the DBPR.
For more information, contact the ORRA Membership Department at 407.513.7282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.